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Cargo Engines Edit

The first era has 6 (+ 1 bonus) engines.  On the research screen, follow the solid line links of an engine's upgrades in order to have the next engine available. Not all upgrades for an engine need to be researched to unlock the next engine. The era 1 engines are researched in the sequence given below.

Usually the goal of this era is to reach one of the following. The Falcon is the best train overall in terms of profit/hour. The Mole is not too far behind.


Swallow Edit

Main article: Swallow
Swallow
The Swallow
Era 1 Short-haul engine
CS: Vlaštovka - DA: Svale - DE: Schwalbe - PT: Carvoeiro - NL: Zwaluw - PL: Jaskółka
Tractive Force: 2 (max: 3)
Upgrade: Inlet pipe: +1, $10,000, 7 RP
Reliability: 50% (max: 70%)
Upgrade: Large Steam Dome: +20%, $4,000, 4 RP
Acceleration: 14/20 (max: 18/20)
Upgrade: Steam header: +4, $2,000, 4 RP
Speed: 50 km/h (max: 60 km/h)
Upgrade: Safety valve: +10 km/h, $5,000, 5 RP

Appr. service cost at 70%: $2,550
Purchase Cost: $15,000 (max: $36,000 )
Research Cost: 0 RP (max: 20 RP)
Prerequisites: none (0 RP)
Enables: Raven with Inlet pipe + Steam header (11 RP)
Sell price: $10,500 (max: $25,200)

Raven Edit

Main article: Raven
Raven
The Raven
Era 1 All-rounder
CS: Havran - DA: Ravn - DE: Rabe - PT: Nortada - NL: Raaf - PL: Kruk
Tractive Force: 3 (max: 4)
Upgrade: Harris wheels: +1, $15,000, 8 RP
Reliability: 40% (max: 60%)
Upgrade: Compound Steam: +20%, $7,000, 5 RP
Acceleration: 5/20 (max: 7/20)
Upgrade: Deep inner fire box: +2, $4,000, 3 RP
Speed: 60 km/h (max: 70 km/h)
Upgrade: Ristics piston: +10 km/h, $8,000, 6 RP

Purchase Cost: $35,000 (max: $69,000 )
Research Cost: 10 RP (max: 32 RP)
Prerequisites: Swallow + Steam header + Inlet Pipe (10 RP)
Enables: Rhinoceros with Harris wheels (8 RP)
AND
Whale with Ristics piston (6 RP)
Sell price: $24,500 (max: $48,300)


Rhinoceros Edit

Main article: Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
The Rhinoceros
Era 1 Sprinter
CS: Nosorožec - DA: Næsehorn - DE: Nashorn - PT: Argos - PL: Nosorożec
Tractive Force: 2 (max: 3)
Upgrade: Grueling switch: +1, $40,000, 10 RP
Reliability: 30% (max: 50%)
Upgrade: Turner mounting: +20%, $15,000, 6 RP
Acceleration: 10/20 (max: 14/20)
Upgrade: Fassl propulsion: +4, $10,000, 6 RP
Speed: 110 km/h (max: 130 km/h)
Upgrade: Nelson brake: +20 km/h, $20,000, 7 RP

Purchase Cost: $70,000 (max: $155,000 )
Research Cost: 20 RP (max: 49 RP)
Prerequisites: Raven + Harris wheels (18 RP)
Enables: Donkey with Turner mounting (6 RP)
Sell price: $49,000 (max: $108,500)

Donkey Edit

Main article: Donkey
Donkey
The Donkey
Era 1 Traction giant
CS: Oslík - DA: Æsel - DE: Esel - PT: Dinamite - PL: Osiołek
Tractive Force: 4 (max: 6)
Upgrade: Cox piston: +1, $35,000, 10 RP
Upgrade: Large sand dome: +1, $30,000, 8 RP
Reliability: 20% (max: 40%)
Upgrade: Leaf Spring: +20%, $25,000, 6 RP
Acceleration: 2/20 (max: 3/20)
Upgrade: Best compound: +1, $25,000, 7 RP
Speed: 50 km/h (max: 60 km/h)
Upgrade: Smith braid: +10 km/h, $35,000, 8 RP

Purchase Cost: $100,000 (max: $250,000 )
Research Cost: 25 RP (max: 64 RP)
Prerequisites: Rhinoceros + Turner mounting (44 RP)
OR
Whale + Large Stem Dome + Heat Controller (46 RP)
Enables: Falcon with Cox piston + Best compound (17 RP)
Sell price: $70,000 (max: $175,000)

Falcon Edit

Main article: Falcon
Falcon
The Falcon
Era 1 Long-haul engine
CS: Sokol - DA: Falk - DE: Falke - PT: Falcão - PL: Sokół
Tractive Force: 3 (max: 4)
Upgrade: Flux compensator: +1, $75,000, 15 RP
Reliability: 50% (max: 70%)
Upgrade: Coupling wheel set: +20%, $30,000, 5 RP
Acceleration: 1/20 (max: 3/20)
Upgrade: Heat controller: +1, $40,000, 10 RP
Upgrade: Slide box: +1, $35,000, 7 RP
Speed: 140 km/h (max: 160 km/h)
Upgrade: Control system: +20 km/h, $50,000, 6 RP

Appr. service cost at 70%: $23,000
Purchase Cost: $120,000 (max: $350,000 )
Research Cost: 25 RP (max: 68 RP)
Prerequisites: Donkey + Cox piston + Best compound (146 or 164 RP)
Enables: Greyhound with Flux compensator + Heat controller (25 RP)
AND
Mole with Control system (6 RP)
Sell price: $84,000 (max: $245,000)

Mole Edit

Main article: Mole
Mole
The Mole
Era 1 Marathoner
CS: Krtek - DA: Muldvarp - DE: Maulwurf - PT: Nébula - PL: Kret
Tractive Force: 4 (max: 5)
Upgrade: Superheater: +1, $80,000, 14 RP
Reliability: 70% (max: 90%)
Upgrade: Connecting rod bearing: +10%, $30,000, 5 RP
Upgrade: Feed water heater: +10%, $30,000, 4 RP
Acceleration: 3/20 (max: 5/20)
Upgrade: Feed dome: +2, $25,000, 8 RP
Speed: 70 km/h (max: 85 km/h)
Upgrade: Mass compensation: +15 km/h, $60,000, 12 RP

Purchase Cost: $150,000 (max: $375,000 )
Research Cost: 30 RP (max: 73 RP)
Prerequisites: Falcon + Control system (200 Rhinoceros or 218 Whale RP)
Enables: Coupling with Feed dome + Superheater + Mass compensation + Connecting rod bearing + Feed water heater (43 RP)
Sell price: $105,000 (max: $262,500)

Red Kite (bonus engine) Edit

Main article: Red Kite
Red Kite
The Red Kite
Era 1
PL: Kania Ruda - PT: Sentinela
Tractive Force: 5 (max: 6)
Upgrade: Ender axis: +1, 100  Gold
Reliability: 95% (max: 100%)
Upgrade: Monaco 1 mounting: +5%, 100  Gold
Acceleration: 6/20 (max: 10/20)
Upgrade: Beatwalker switch: +4, 100  Gold
Speed: 95 km/h (max: 110 km/h)
Upgrade: Chrissione brake: +15 km/h, 100  Gold

Purchase Cost: 2250 Gold (max: 2,650 Gold)
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: bonus engine (lottery, competition, etc.)

Era 2 – CouplingEdit

The Era 1 engines can carry Era 2 goods with use of the coupling, costing 40 research pts., and requiring a fully researched Mole or Greyhound. The minimal complete cost of coupling is 240 RP, but may be as much as 292 depending on the route taken through the research tree.

Comparison of Cargo Engine Performance Edit

Engine Reliability Acceleration (/20) WSP Speed km/h Tractive Force Slots Reliability* WSP* Speed km/h*
Swallow 60% 18 180 60 3 1 93.33% 168 56
Raven 60% 7 280 70 4 1 93.33% 261 65
Rhinoceros 50% 14 390 130 3 1 91.67% 358 119
Donkey 40% 3 360 60 6 1 90% 324 54
Falcon 70% 3 640 160 4 1 95% 608 152
Mole 90% 5 425 85 5 1 98.33% 418 84
Red Kite 100% 10 660 110 6 1 100% 660 110

Notes
The values are for fully upgraded engines.
(Bracketed) values show the value for the train instead of the sortable values that are per train slot.
*Red values indicate averages based on an 8 hour servicing schedule (All values are rounded but Reliability is to 2)

Passenger Trains Edit

There are two passenger trains, plus a bonus train in this era. The Greyhound is the best of the non-bonus trains in terms of passengers/hour. However in era one it is usually only late in the era that passengers become transportable.

Whale Edit

Main article: Whale
Whale
The Whale
Era 1
PL: Wieloryb
Tractive Force: 50 (max: 55)
Upgrade: Heat Controller: +5, $25,000, 7 RP
Reliability: 70% (max: 85%)
Upgrade: Steam Header: +15%, $20,000, 6 RP
Acceleration: 1/20 (max: 2/20)
Upgrade: Large steam dome: +1, $30,000, 9 RP
Speed: 80 km/h (max: 95 km/h)
Upgrade: Safety valve: +15 km/h, $35,000, 10 RP

Purchase Cost: $100,000 (max: $210,000 )
Research Cost: 30 RP (max: 62 RP)
Prerequisites: Raven + Ristics piston (56 RP))
Enables: Donkey with Large steam dome + Heat Controller (16 RP)
Sell price: $70,000 (max: $147,000)

Greyhound Edit

Main article: Greyhound
Greyhound
The Greyhound
Era 1
PL: Chart
Tractive Force: 40 (max: 45)
Upgrade: Alex Paen lever: +5, $50,000, 16 RP
Reliability: 40% (max: 60%)
Upgrade: Connecting rod bearing: +20%, $40,000, 11 RP
Acceleration: 15/20 (max: 20/20)
Upgrade: Alex64go steering: +5, $20,000, 7 RP
Speed: 160 km/h (max: 190 km/h)
Upgrade: Compound steam: +20 km/h, $60,000, 12 RP
Upgrade: Augustus-0 cylinder block: +10 km/h, $40,000, 7 RP

Purchase Cost: $200,000 (max: $410,000 )
Research Cost: 35 RP (max: 88 RP)
Prerequisites: Falcon + Flux compensator + Heat controller (234 Rhinoceros or 252 Whale RP)
Enables: Coupling with Alex Paen lever + Compound steam + Augustus-0 cylinder block + Alex64go steering + Connecting rod bearing (53 RP)
Sell price: $140,000 (max: $287,000)

Dragonfly (bonus engine) Edit

Main article: Dragonfly
Dragonfly
The Dragonfly
Era 1
PL: Ważka - PT: Sentinela
Tractive Force: 55 (max: 60)
Upgrade: Justine coupling: +5, 100  Gold
Reliability: 95% (max: 100%)
Upgrade: Franziskus bearing: +5%, 100  Gold
Acceleration: 10/20 (max: 15/20)
Upgrade: Paulfanta pipe: +5, 100  Gold
Speed: 150 km/h (max: 170 km/h)
Upgrade: Augusta D Starke spring: +20 km/h, 100  Gold

Purchase Cost: 2250 Gold (max: 2,650 Gold)
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: bonus engine (lottery, competition, etc.)

Comparison of Passenger Engine Performance Edit

Engine Reliability Acceleration (/20) WSP Speed km/h Tractive Force Slots Reliability* WSP* Speed km/h*
Whale 85% 2 5225 95 55 1 97.5% 5094 93
Greyhound 60% 20 8550 190 45 1 93.33% 7980 177
Dragonfly 100% 15 10200 170 60 1 100% 10200 170

Notes
The values are for fully upgraded engines.
(Bracketed) values show the value for the train instead of the sortable values that are per train slot.
*Red values indicate averages based on an 8 hour servicing schedule (All values are rounded but Reliability is to 2)

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